Not only did Apple increased its sales of Macintosh computers in Australia by almost 50 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2004, according to IDC, the company has seen a 42 per cent leap in revenue in that area.

According to a filing with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, in Australia Apple logged revenue of $362.1 million for the financial year ending September 2004, up from $255.4 the previous year, writes Australian IT.

In addition the company filed $7 million profit for the year, up 35.8 per cent on the previous year's $4.5 million profit.

The filing cites iPod sales as responsible for much of the success.